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A Feast of Words: The Triumph of Edith Wharton
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Blackstone Audio Inc
Publication date February 1, 2010
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441706010
ISBN-10 1441706011
Original list price $123.00
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work. This new edition includes two chapters: one on Lily Bart and the lethal stereotypes of women on the nineteenth-century stage, and another on the way Wharton's own sensual awakening led from the frozen austerity of Ethan Frome to the lyricism and tempered happiness of Summer. Everyone who admires Wharton's novels or enjoys the films made from them will want to experience this superb biography.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780195021172
 
With Nicolas Scharioth | from Oxford Univ Pr (March 1, 1977)
9780195021172 | details & prices | List price $29.95
This edition also contains Western Democracies in the UN: Who Gets Elected and Why: a Quantitative Examination of Elections to United Nations Councils and Committees
About: A biographical account of Wharton's against-the-odds development as an important novelist accompanies detailed readings of her major novels and of her unpublished fictions and autobiographical recollections
Paperback
Book cover for 9780201409185
 
2 sub edition from Perseus Books (October 1, 1994)
9780201409185 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $15.00
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography.
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781441706010
 
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With Anna Fields (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (February 1, 2010)
9781441706010 | details & prices | List price $123.00
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780786112418
 
Unabridged edition from Blackstone Audio Inc (December 1, 1997)
9780786112418 | details & prices | 6.75 × 9.75 × 2.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $89.95
About: The mystery of how a wealthy New York socialite became a major American novelist is brilliantly explored in this fascinating critical biography, widely considered to be the most perceptive introduction to Edith Wharton's life and work.

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